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What are the biggest challenges youth face today (in being able to practice Sikhi)?

asked 2017-07-19 18:39:13 -0500

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updated 2017-07-20 17:19:14 -0500

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What do you think are the barriers to young people being able to further their practice of Sikhism? you can also feel free to include suggestions on how to address them.

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answered 2017-07-20 17:27:18 -0500

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updated 2017-07-20 17:28:16 -0500

The Guru chooses his Sikh. That means that between the Guru and his Sikh is just a matter of time. There is no barrier. The hearts of those who are called by him will be touched and awakened by him.

That said, in the USA and Canada many youth I have met cannot relate to Gurdwara. They don't understand Punjabi or Gurshabd and many Gurdwaras have become a social event space for the older generation rather than a living community where the youth feel included and inspired. More English katha might be helpful for many.

I believe that the future of Sikhi lies in the grassroots where youth gather together to share with, serve and inspire each other. Guru Ji is opening hearts all over the world. Many whom he is calling back to his charn today were not born into Sikh families.

Raj Karaga Khalsa. 960 million we shall be.

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answered 2017-07-19 23:44:54 -0500

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Wjkk wjkf 1). there is lot of confusions in rehat maryada . Suppose in a family, all members took amrit from different places. One from nihang singhs , other from akal takht sahib and so on. They have different rehat maryada like wearing keski or not , eating meat or not. In this way how can family united . There should be one type of rehat maryada which is from akal takht sahib 2). In india people has faith in sant, baba . Whatever they told , people without thinking blindly follows them . Those type of people never studied guru granth sahib ji . For them , going to gurudwara is enough whether they learnt or not

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3) Many parcharak are corrupted. They told people what is restricted by gurbani 4)

280 gravatar image280 ( 2017-07-19 23:56:28 -0500 )edit

happened with me.... i used to eat food with my sister in same thal but after amrit sanchar i was banished from sharing the same plate as i was told *juth ni chakna* felt like being outcast in my own family

Manmeet gravatar imageManmeet ( 2017-08-01 15:08:57 -0500 )edit

Now the only support is guru granth sahib ji , paves the way to truth

280 gravatar image280 ( 2017-08-02 00:28:51 -0500 )edit
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answered 2017-08-01 15:12:29 -0500

Manmeet gravatar image

The main problem which is definitely going to be is kesh according to me.... no offence just giving my opinion

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thanks for sharing that. If you don't mind answering, is it kesh in particular because of peer pressure, media influence, bullying, or for another reason?

strongKaur gravatar imagestrongKaur ( 2017-08-01 15:22:34 -0500 )edit

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